Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 18: Hogart the Hedgehog Turns Nink
In this episode Blair Reeve introduces his children's book, Hogart the Hedgehog Turns Nink. He discusses the origins and influences of the book, and the pleasures of writing in verse. Reena Bhojwani also joins the discussion, sharing experiences of working with illustrators.
Following that is the first of a four-part panel discussion with Simon, Blair, Reena and Jane Houng, on books they consider to be excellent examples of children's literature and what writers can learn from them. In this episode the panel discusses Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look.
00:00 - Writing and editing Hogart 09:40 - Opinions from readers 12:20 - Reading: The earthworm and the robin 24:20 - Interlude: Forest Friends by Shy Kids 26:20 - Themes of Hogart and working with illustrators 52:20 - Panel Discussion: Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything 76:20 - Copyright information
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The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 18: Hogart the Hedgehog Turns Nink was produced by SCC Overton.
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Exerpts were from Hogart the Hedgehog Turns Nink, written by Blair Reeve and illustrated by Chris Stapp, published by Anapest Press; and Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything, written by Lenore Look and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf, published by Atheneum Books.
The podcast theme music was Jingle Jazz by Quantum Jazz from the album End of Line, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 licence. Jingle Jazz (Quantum Jazz) / CC BY-SA 3.0
The interlude music was Forest Friends by Shy Kids from the album, Lofty! used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial ShareAlike 4.0 licence. Forest Friends (Shy Kids) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
The panel discussion music was Let's Bake Something and Sunrise, two pieces from the piano cycle For Children by Béla Bartók, performed by Josephine Chan.
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Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.